Funko is the King of All Exclusives when it comes to toys, and this summer they’ve added another branch to their royal repertoire: Specialty Store Series exclusives! Available only from comic book and specialty stores, the first few of these exclusives were all based on Marvel and DC superheroes. But finally it’s Star Wars’ turn, and it’s a doozy: the Funko Max Rebo POP Vinyls figure has now been revealed!
I actually thought that a Funko POP Vinyls Max Rebo figure might be included in the Jabba’s Palace Smuggler’s Bounty box, but Funko pulled the wool over our eyes with Serving Droid R2-D2 instead. I feared that meant that we’d never see the Ortolan Musician in stylized vinyl figure form, but it looks like Funko simply had other plans for Jabba’s favorite keyboardist!
Although the Max Rebo Funko POP Vinyls figure is an exclusive release that won’t be available from major retailers, it’s still a unique mold with the unique numbering designation of #160 in the Funko Star Wars POP Vinyls series, so he’s definitely not a skippable character for those who aim to be numbering completists with this line!
The elephantine Max Rebo vinyl figure looks terrific and is a 100% new mold, but I’m disappointed that he wasn’t released in a box set with a keyboard and the rest of the band. With Max Rebo now on the way, could we see Funko Sy Snootles and Droopy McCool POPs down the road (or sooner than we think) as well? We’ll have to wait and see!
What do you think of the Max Rebo POP Vinyls figure, Star Wars collectors? Would you like to see Funko continue the Max Rebo Band with more specialty series exclusives, or is just the leader of the group enough for you?